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Pacemaker Evidence May Be Used in Butler County Arson Trial

On Tuesday, Butler County Judge Charles L. Pater ruled that evidence gathered from a defendant’s pacemaker may be used in his criminal trial.  The case involves the September 2016 fire at the Middletown home of Ross Compton. Police were suspicious due to conflicting statements, and the fact that Compton claimed to have been able to …

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Ohio court rules Facebook profile information is admissible evidence

In a case that highlights the increasing relevance of social media to the practice of law, Ohio’s 6th District Court of Appeals ruled this month that the use of a Facebook profile picture to identify the perpetrator of a crime was permissible under the Ohio Rules of Evidence. The case involved Traquawn Gibson, who was convicted of …

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